Positive Possibilities Living: Earth Changes – Is The World Ending In 2012, by Parvati Devi
The idea that the world could end in 2012 has become part of the popular mainstream. The entertainment industry has capitalized on the fear that this thought conjures, while people do their best to make sense of the idea of their ultimate demise either by dismissing it or trying to meet it as an opportunity for final transcendence.
Historically, the planet has experienced many great periods of change. The ancient Mesopotamian tale known as The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the story of a man in a boat that survived a terrible flood. Reminiscent of the biblical story of Noah’s arc, when we dig deeper into the cultural records of our past, we find cross-cultural patterns in our history as a species that reappear.
A Hopi or Mayan prophecy is said to be at the root of the notion that December 21, 2012 is either a doomsday or a day of transcendence. But just like with any ancient myth, we must look deeper to understand what is really ending and beginning at this time of transition.
It sounds great to think that December 21, 2012 will make all well. It resonates with those who think we will be saved by a swooping external force. It may disgust those who feel there is no hope. Or it may be dismissed by those who discredit the responsibility of personal transformation, should they live seduced by passive contentedness.
Ancient spiritual truths show us that everything that happens provides us with the perfect opportunity for growth. Everything. We are continually held within a perfect whole and that whole is continually in perfect balance. It is the expression of ultimate, unconditional love, grace and order.
This point of view is not asking us to see the proverbial glass half full, or find in every cloud a silver lining. It is about meeting this moment as it is with openness, wisdom and compassion.
We are alive at a time that the Earth is in a process of self-purification. The Hopis predicted this period ages ago. Japan’s tsunami and storms like Hurricane Sandy are an expression of this process. We are tied to the Earth. We are the very same matter of which it is made. We are inseparably connected to the planet biologically. We are soulfully bound as caretakers and partners. As She changes, so must we.
To me the feverish shudders She has been showing us that cause devastating tidal waves, storms and earthquakes are a wake-up call. It is not as simple as the idea that on December 21, 2012, all will be well, or all will be over. We are in partnership with the Earth and we must listen to Her voice and Her call for greater harmony.
When we live in greater harmony, a Hopi elder might say, we understand that we are no greater than a tiny pebble, and no less than the infinite sky. We are nothing, and we are it all. This rooted, vital and expansive awareness reminds us that as we move to help create justice, or ascension, or ecological living, we are not changing our external world. We are changing ourselves. As we each let go of our own attachment to greed, fear and disconnection, our planet is lighter, in both senses of the word. As a result, we aid Her need to self-purify. As we calm our inner storms, so too, Nature’s agitation subsides.
The life process we are on is one of transformation. It is in our DNA. It is in our soul contract as humans. We are here to evolve. As the Earth moves into greater alignment, we are called to do the same. Not because we are special. Not because we have no choice. But because we did choose to be here and we are connected. It is, quite simply, just the way it is.
Parvati Devi is the editor-in-chief of Parvati Magazine and an internationally recognized Canadian musician, yogi and new thought leader. As a chart-topping touring musician, Parvati spearheads the Post New-Age musical genre with her independent success hit single “Yoga in the Nightclub” and accompanying show “YIN”. She founded YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine, a powerful yoga method that combines energy work and yoga poses. Her critically acclaimed self-help debut book “Confessions of a Former Yoga Junkie – A Revolutionary Life Makeover for the Sincere Spiritual Seeker” is currently in its third edition.